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Author Melish, Joanne Pope.

Title Disowning slavery : gradual emancipation and "race" in New England, 1780-1860 / Joanne Pope Melish.

Publication Info. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1998.

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Location Call No. Status
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  326 MEL    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  326.8 M523D    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  973.0496 ME    Check Shelf
Description xvii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents 1. New England Slavery. "Short of the Truth": Slavery in the Lives of Whites. Another Truth: Enslavement in the Lives of People of Color -- 2. The Antislavery Impulse. To "Clear Our Spirits": Whites' Expectations of Freedom from Slavery. The "Privilage of Freemen": Blacks' Expectations of Freedom from Slavery -- 3. "Slaves of the Community": Gradual Emancipation in Practice -- 4. A "Negro Spirit": Em-bodying Difference -- 5. "To Abolish the Black Man": Enacting the Antislavery Promise -- 6. "A Thing Unknown": The Free White Republic as New England Writ Large -- 7. "We Are the Alphabet": Free People of Color and the Discourse of "Race."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Antislavery movements -- New England -- History -- 18th century.
Antislavery movements -- New England -- History -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- New England -- History -- 18th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- New England -- History -- 19th century.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- New England -- History -- 18th century.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- New England -- History -- 19th century.
New England -- Race relations.
ISBN 0801434130 (acid-free paper)
0801484375 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
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